Earlier tonight there was a minor boomlet on Twitter over a BuzzFeed report (rumor) that Twitter will switch from a chronological timeline to an algorithmic one designed to better give users what they allegedly want to read. The change would come “as soon as next week”:

Users, to say the least weren’t happy:

BuzzFeed’s report (rumor), however, is being called in to question by Josh Sternberg, who according to his Twitter bio is “Director of Branded Content, NBC News” (unverified). He reports (rumor No. 2) that the new algorithmic timeline will be “strictly opt in”:

Here’s hoping he’s right!

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